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BJP Govt betrayed people of J&K on domicile: Panthers Party

Last Updated on April 2, 2020 at 7:37 am

Coming heavily on the new domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has betrayed the people of the UT by committing a blunder.

“By throwing open the J&K employment avenues, except a part of Class-4 jobs, to the outside states, the BJP-led government has caused the greatest disappointment to the educated unemployed. They have betrayed the trust of J&K people,” JKNPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh said.

Nearly eight months after withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir”s special status, the central government on Wednesday laid down rules for domicile which can now be given to anyone who has resided in the Union Territory for 15 years.

The Centre amended the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) in which a clause for domicile category was introduced under which jobs up to Group-4 in the government were protected.

Under the new law, anyone who has resided for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or has studied for seven years and appeared in Class 10 and Class 12 examinations in an educational institution located in the Union Territory is a domicile.